Sorry for being late due to back to back Office tour. Kindly find below my feedback for needful at your esteem end please.
Investments in agriculture (whether foreign or domestic, private or public) must consider varying local circumstances and proceed with extra caution in ecologically sensitive or biodiverse areas. Something which of course can be done by genuinely involving agro-ecological experts and local populations with traditional/local knowledge about their surroundings – which of course is just one of many rationales for promoting participation and consultation. The issues like environmental, gender, human resources development etc. are indeed crosscutting, which suggest that there could be positive synergies if all RAI Principles are implemented together.
With warm regards,
with the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
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